1. [early 18C+] (also b, bogger) a person, usu. a man, a ‘bloke’; esp. as silly bugger, daft bugger etc, none of which is necessarily pej.
2. [mid-19C+] a thing, or creature, with no special connotations.
3. [1910s+] (also B) something unpleasant or undesirable, a great nuisance; thus a bugger to; a bugger of a.
4. [1980s+] (S.Afr.) a dedicatedly masculine male, whose lack of sensitivity is more than compensated for by his enthusiasm for all forms of sport.
5. see booger n.1 (1)
[1980s+] (S.Afr.) ‘the compliant girlfriend of an aggressively masculine man’ (DSAE).
[1990s+] (N.Z.) doughnuts, dumplings or fried scones.
[mid-19C+] (Aus./N.Z.) a currant damper.
see like buggery under buggery n.
1. [1960s+] to act uncooperatively, to mess around, to cause a deliberate nuisance; occas. as n. without play.
2. [1990s+] to indulge in sexual relations, both heterosexual and homosexual.
[mid-19C+] anything considered unpleasant, excessively challenging etc.
1. [1950s+] a phr. denoting an enthusiast, an obsessive, e.g. a bugger for work.
2. [1990s+] someone highly reluctant to do something.
SE in slang uses
[2000s] a male homosexual.
[20C+] (orig. RN) the brushed back ‘wings’ of hair that adorn the temples of many upper class Englishmen. Coarse rumour imputes these as the handholds for those who are positioning such partners ready for anal penetration.